USCGA PARENTS ASSOCIATION CHESAPEAKE AND POTOMAC

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USCGA PARENTS ASSOCIATION CHESAPEAKE AND POTOMAC
Newsletter
November 2014
USCGA PARENTS ASSOCIATION
CHESAPEAKE AND POTOMAC CHAPTER
NEWSLETTER
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Brad Kidwell
Greetings,
I hope you all were able to visit the Academy for Parents’
Weekend and spend some time with your Cadet. As
parents of a Firstie, Michelle and I can relay how this
Parents’ Weekend was bitter sweet as it was our last and
we soaked it all up knowing it might be awhile before we
got back.
We’ve got a lot of stuff going on in the Parents Association
and in our Chapter. Renee started this fabulous newsletter
and Joe Sandri has built a CGA handy information mobile
app that we are planning to sell. We donated $4,000 to the
Cadet Exercise Room Initiative and $1,000 to broken
televisions in Chase Hall this past summer.
Our next Chapter Meeting is Saturday, November 22,
2014 at 9:00 a.m. at la Madeleine Café restaurant, 5876
Kingstowne Center, Alexandria, VA 22315. Please plan to
attend.
Don’t forget to sign up for the Holiday Ball. It counts as
one of the “Formal” events that our Cadets have to attend
each year.
See you at the meeting.
November 2014
Newsletter
UPCOMING EVENTS AND IMPORTANT DATES
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Chapter Meeting
Thanksgiving Leave
Last Class Day – Fall
Exam Period – Fall
Winter Leave
JSAB
Mid-Year Processing
Classes Start – Spring
Billet Night
Spring Leave
Nov. 22
Nov. 26 – 30
Dec. 10
Dec. 12 - 18
Dec. 19 – Jan. 4
Dec. 23
Jan. 5 – 9
Jan. 12
Mar. 5
Mar. 7 - 15
Joint Service Academies Ball
The Joint Services Academy Ball (JSAB),
benefitting the Wounded Warriors Project and USO,
will take place on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at
the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel. This is a
wonderful opportunity for our C&P Chapter
members to show the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s
flag and to meet with our fellow service academy
parents, cadets, and midshipmen. All cadets are required to attend two designated formal events during the year. Your support and attendance at the JSAB Ball will
help our cadets appreciate the importance of
"showing the flag" at formal events - something they
will be called upon to demonstrate as commissioned
officers throughout their careers. Formal social
events are a critical aspect of life in uniform as they
serve a very important function by promoting
camaraderie, esprit de corps, and leadership
development. These events also embrace family
members, spouses, guests, and professional
associates who make great sacrifices every day to
quietly support the military.
are invited to attend them. The JSAB is well worth the
cost of attending and provides an opportunity to get
"dressed up" with your cadet for a memorable holiday
evening.
If you have any questions, please contact Holly
Shannon, the 2014 JSAB Committee Chair, West
Point Parents Club by email at [email protected],
or by phone at 703-236-9302. Online registration is
located at:
https://www.blacktie-dc.com/calendar/event-detail.cfm?id=4306
Although the 23rd falls two days before Christmas
and may present a challenge for some of us,
especially where holiday travel plans are a concern,
the C&P Chapter leadership is hoping you will
attend the event. Other chapters also participate in
the JSAB in their regions and C&P members
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November 2014
Newsletter
TREASURER’S REPORT
John Brigham
As of 10/31/14
Current total funds $11,465.67:
Checking account balance of $687.98;
Savings account balance of $ 9,616.69; and
Cash/Checks awaiting deposit of $ 1,161.00*
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*Sales generated during the October 2014 Parents’ Weekend
United States Coast Guard Academy
Black Bear" (life-size)-1997
Sculptor: David Turner
As approved at the Chapter’s meeting in March
2014, the Chapter remitted $5,000.00 to the USCGA
Alumni Association in July 2014. Of this amount,
$4,000.00 was restricted to the refurbishing of
existing weight room equipment and the remaining
$1,000.00 was restricted to the replacement of at
least two “broken” dayroom televisions. The current
level of funds compares to an amount of $11,215.62
as reported during our Chapter meeting in March
2014.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Ø Chesapeake and Potomac
Parents Association Board:
• President
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Chesapeake and Potomac
Parents Association
Fundraising:
• Name Tag Coordinator
For additional information about this
position, please contact Brad Kidwell,
President C&P Chapter Parents
Association at:
For additional information about this
position, please contact
Dennie Knox, Name Tag Coordinator,
C&P Chapter Parents Association at:
[email protected]
[email protected]
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Newsletter
November 2014
CHESAPEAKE AND POTOMAC PARENTS ASSOCIATION
OFFICERS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
President
Brad Kidwell
[email protected]
571-358-5725
Vice President
Joe Sandri
[email protected]
N/A
Treasurer
John Brigham
[email protected]
301-862-5344
Secretary
Mary Ann Hall
[email protected]
N/A
National Parents
Association Exective
Council
Member-At-Large
Sarah Bauer
[email protected]
202-256-0454
*For a complete list go to:
http://www.cgaalumni.org/s/1043/index.aspx?sid=1043&gid=1&pgid=1309
The Next Chapter Meeting
Date:
November 22, 2014
Time:
9:00 a.m.
[0900 military]
Location: la Madeleine Café
5876 Kingstowne Center
Alexandria, VA 22315
Phone:
571-385-2455
Questions or comments regarding this newsletter can be
directed to:
Renee Castleberry, Editor
[email protected]
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